The Queen’s Nurse is not the official title given to Her Majesty’s personal carer. Instead it is a title that has been awarded by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to Stephanie Fricker, a specialist paediatric nurse who works with young people in Weston, Somerset. Ms Fricker provides vital care to children who suffer from a number of conditions such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the award recognises her “continuing commitment to improving standards of care in the community and to learning and leadership”. The Queen’s Nurse title was reintroduced by the charity in 2007 after a gap of 40 years to “safeguard and promote high standards in patient care”. All Queen’s Nurses are given a free learning and development programme, as well as access to regular meetings and educational bursaries. Dr Crystal Oldman, Chief Executive of the QNI, said community nurses are “expert professionals who make a vital contribution to patient health and wellbeing”. Well said Doc.
August 14, 2016